JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Deep black beer with a creamy brown head. Lovely sweet milk chocolate aroma, soft sweet caramel and a bit of vanilla as well. Hints of plums and blackberries. Some lightly roasted coffee. Sweet with lots of milk chocolate flavour. Soft earthy roastiness on the back. Well-made tasty brew.
after4ever (6314) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12-ounce. Pours deep opaque black with a thick, moussy tan head that falls to film, leaving plenty of lace. Nice sweet nose; chocolate and a whiff of licorice. Medium body, softish carb, and nice roasty forward flavors. Pleasing mid-palate that doesn’t open up much from the attack--just more sweetness and roast and a well-balanced mouthfeel. Clean finish with a little roasty bitterness and very light hop notes (resiny, barely). Nice stuff, very sessionable. Winsome stout. Especially if, like me, you have a bit of a sweet tooth.
obguthr (4169) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of french vanilla coffee, cream, and barley. Dark burgundy almost black color, thin head, good lacing. Full bodied, sweet and sour taste of plum, cherries, and smoke. Subdued woody french roast finish. Very drinkable.
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of chocolate and coffee in the nose. Sweet, coffee, nutty and milkchocolate in the taste. Nice thick mouthfeel and a good fruity long finish. Very nice!
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from BierKoning. Dark licorice colour. Chocolate, hazelnut, coffee and malt flavour. Very smooth, like butter. Mouthtexture comparable to mudpie. Extra points for the cow on the label.
entropy666 (11) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2008 This rating is for the Left Hand milk stout on a nitrogen tap at the Left Hand brewery tasting room in Longmont, CO.
The appearance is beautiful with a thick, creamy head that lasts until one reaches the bottom of the glass. The mouth-feel is liquid velvet- full and thick It drinks like a beer milk shake. Unlike anything else that I have tasted. I would like to have just a little bit more hoppiness, but this might take away from the incredibly smooth-as-silk texture. A truly first-rate sweet stout and well worth the drive to Longmont. Of course, a stop at the Left Hand tasting room is a must whenever you are within 100 miles of Longmont. The folks at Left Hand are the best.
anders37 (17904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small fast disappearing tan head. Roasted malty licorice aroma with some hints of chocolate. Sweetish malty milk chocolate flavor with hints of licorice and coffe. Slightly roasted malty finish with some hints of chocolate in the aftertaste.
coldbrewky (1461) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is of lactose and sweet sweat. Pours a nice ruby brown and sits in glass with little head or legs. Sweet body with semi sweet crisp patent finish. A nice surprise at the store from Left hand.
Braincage1 (147) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A very deep red color makes this beer look black with a fine brown head to cap it off. Aroma is heavy roasted coffee malt and milk chocolate, pretty strong and almost crosses the line into the unforgivable salted meat aroma. Almost. Flavor is sweet mollasses on the tongue originally, moves on to hazelnut coffee and then leaves a sweet acidic and nutty touch. Along with a good mouthfeel makes this sweet stout really top notch.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown with hints of garnet and a fairly small, tan, fizzy-pillowy head with moderate longevity and minimal, but nice, lace. Nose is milk chocolate, oatmeal, minor coffee notes, and hints of hazlenut. Flavor is milk chocolate, dark caramels, moderately low bitterness due mostly to the coffee hints, and a touch of hazlenut still. Palate is moderately light, lively, but quite silky. Fnishes short and mostly sweet with dark caramels and a lingering hazlenut note. Nice, solid, drinkable sweet stout from a local brewery. The beer thrives off of its texture and nice lactic notes creating a smooth, easy drinking stout.